|Unit||Index 2014=100, SA|
|Source||Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)|
|Release||Retail Sales Index|
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reports monthly retail sales as nominal and volume revenue indices. The dataset also includes the retail sales index by activity (CNAE 2.0). Series are both seasonally adjusted (SA) and not seasonally adjusted (NSA). The SA series contain data at the state-level for Brazil. As of 2017, the index base year is 2014.
The IBGE's Monthly Survey of Trade (PMC) is responsible for gathering trade data for Brazil and each of its 26 states. This monthly survey gathers retail trade values utilizing probabilistic sampling to create estimates. The following are the reported indicators:
The survey sample is stratified and probabilistic registration by State and eleven activities, called natural strata. For each natural strata are created three strata:
The annual release contains revisions for the previous several years. The survey was expanded to the Salvador and Recife metro areas in 1997.